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When I heard that Cedar Point wasn't getting a dark ride this year, I thought maybe Knott's would be getting it where the old Kingdom of the Dinosaurs ride was.

 

This sounds like an interesting concept, and hopefully similar ride systems find their way to other parks in the chain. The storyline sounds like a lot of fun, and hopefully it turns out to be as well themed as it sounds like it will.

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This sounds like a cool addition to the park. I didn't realize Canada's Wonderland had a mountain like that, although it looks like a fake one. I'm glad they are making use of it. That guy in the video said that this shooting dark ride is going to be better than anything we've seen at Universal or Disney - wow, that's saying a lot! I highly doubt it but we'll see. I'd like to see more renderings or details about the project.

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Oh yeah A it will be a great attraction A. All I could think of was Doug and Bob Mckenize listening to that guy.

 

 

But in all seriousness I am very intrigued with this attraction. Canada's Wonderland is an awesome park and this will be a great addition.

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I will hold all my judgement on this ride until it's open and I've ridden it.

 

I will say this, I personally have been wishing for a dark ride at a Cedar Fair park on this level and now I am finally getting that, so color me excited. It will be a great addition to the park's already vast lineup of flats, coasters and shows.

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I think this is a great attraction for the park. They already have a huge selection of coasters. It will be interesting to see how exactly this turns out and hopefully it isn't only 1,000 feet long. (Although Transformers and Spiderman aren't much longer.)

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There will be multiple drops on the ride. The officials won't say how many but I'm speaking with PR they mentioned multiple drops. The first drop is definitely a lift hill into a gravity based drop so the credits nerds will be debating this one for a while.

 

The finale sounds special. Though they wouldn't say much they did say it would be something very neat and "thrilling". I think this is a perfect fit for the park.

 

Also I was told it will be 5 trains with 8 passengers per train.

 

 

I have it figured out, the finale is a splash down in the pond out front..

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There will be multiple drops on the ride. The officials won't say how many but I'm speaking with PR they mentioned multiple drops. The first drop is definitely a lift hill into a gravity based drop so the credits nerds will be debating this one for a while.

 

The finale sounds special. Though they wouldn't say much they did say it would be something very neat and "thrilling". I think this is a perfect fit for the park.

 

Also I was told it will be 5 trains with 8 passengers per train.

 

 

I have it figured out, the finale is a splash down in the pond out front..

 

Which I believe makes this an Aquatrax then...

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Pretty darn bold claiming to be better than anything at Universal and Disney; also pretty confident as well. Maybe it's because I'm sort of into mythical fantasy stuff, or maybe it's because I really enjoyed how Canada's Wonderland handles mythical fantasy throughout the park; but this announcement has piqued my interest almost as much as Six Flags' big announcements. I can't wait to hear more on the ride, and if it is as good as its manufacturers claim it to be, then I might just have another excuse to make the trip back to Vaughan.

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Reading that press release, this was my thought process -

 

- Soooooo, motion simulator?

- Nope, a Spider-Man style ride!

- Nope, a...coaster?

- ...maybe?

- .....wut.....

- Ummmmmmmm

- O..kayyyyyyyyyy?

- A coaster / Spider-Man / shooting gallery / wtf ride. Huh. That's new.

 

Alright, Cedar Fair, time to explain yourself.

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If any Cedar Fair park can pull this off, it's going to be Wonderland.

Yeah Wonderland is easily the nicest and well run CF park. Not even a contest.

 

Good ol' Canadia, eh?

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Reading that press release, this was my thought process -

 

- Soooooo, motion simulator?

- Nope, a Spider-Man style ride!

- Nope, a...coaster?

- ...maybe?

- .....wut.....

- Ummmmmmmm

- O..kayyyyyyyyyy?

- A coaster / Spider-Man / shooting gallery / wtf ride. Huh. That's new.

 

Alright, Cedar Fair, time to explain yourself.

 

Haha true. And in the post-announcement kerfuffle, this is my thought process that followed:

 

- No concept art or video this late in the game... from a tech-based company?

- The technology is still in development? Hope they're developing it quickly... Does this mean we are the "test dummy"?

- Potentially low capacity = potentially long, slow lines

- All this "new, innovative" stuff sounds like "experimental" to me, leaving me with Sledge Hammer in mind...

- Wonderland is doing the coaster track themselves? Huh? No coaster company involved? Hope they know what they're doing...

 

I'm hoping all of this is just things they happened to not cover during the announcement, and that none of these will actually be an issue come May. It just seems like there are a lot of loose ends and a lot of potential for issues. I'm hoping though that they do have progress made on the technology (which will hopefully soon be finished) and that they are just keeping the images and information from us (though I can't figure why). And I'm hoping they have a good company contracted for the track. That's probably what I'm most curious about.

 

Whatever doubts I may have though, I'm going to hold my final judgement until ride time in May. I'll give it a go in hopes that it is as cool, exciting, and innovative as they say it will be!

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This sounds like a cool addition to the park. I didn't realize Canada's Wonderland had a mountain like that, although it looks like a fake one. I'm glad they are making use of it. That guy in the video said that this shooting dark ride is going to be better than anything we've seen at Universal or Disney - wow, that's saying a lot! I highly doubt it but we'll see. I'd like to see more renderings or details about the project.

 

I agree on questioning the bold statements. Are they are saying that this ride has the potential to be better than Transformers, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Test Track and etc or better than Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story, MIB shooters? If it becomes true though, we are in for a great ride and at a Cedar Fair park too! Unbelievable!

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This sounds like a cool addition to the park. I didn't realize Canada's Wonderland had a mountain like that, although it looks like a fake one. I'm glad they are making use of it. That guy in the video said that this shooting dark ride is going to be better than anything we've seen at Universal or Disney - wow, that's saying a lot! I highly doubt it but we'll see. I'd like to see more renderings or details about the project.

 

I agree on questioning the bold statements. Are they are saying that this ride has the potential to be better than Transformers, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Test Track and etc or better than Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story, MIB shooters? If it becomes true though, we are in for a great ride and at a Cedar Fair park too! Unbelievable!

Well if one CF park was going to make a dark ride better than the Universal parks, it would be Wonderland. But hose are some bold statements, if they turn out to be true, that would be awesome, and maybe CF will turn over a new leaf and start adding serious details into their rides.

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